Since 2010 Challenge Preparatory Charter School has served parents and scholars through our K-5 Elementary School. Our 2017-18 academic year represents the realization of our full charter as we add 8th Grade for the first time in our school's history. 

Our Mission

The mission of Challenge Preparatory Charter School (Challenge) is to prepare students from the greater Far Rockaway community to excel academically, to demonstrate mastery of the NYS and Common Core Learning Standards and to achieve their career aspirations. Challenge will cultivate and support the intellectual, aesthetic, social, emotional and ethical development of its students and prepare them to be responsible 21st century citizens. To accomplish its mission, Challenge will offer a rigorous instructional program in a safe, supportive, technology-infused and data-enriched school environment.


Every child in the Rockaways deserves a world-class education! At Challenge each scholar receives an education that will prepare them to be a global citizen now and into the future!
— Rev. Dr. Les Mullings, Founder/CEO Challenge Prep Charter School

Through rigorous academic standards within a supportive environment, we prepare scholars to be the best:

  • Information seekers, analyzers, and evaluators.

  • Problem solvers and decision makers.

  • Creative and effective users of productivity tools.

  • Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and producers.

  • Informed, responsible, and contributing citizens.